Everyone has a closet full of opinions pertaining to issues and isms that have affected their lives from birth until now. Many are dogmatic about their perspective of things, as if they are especially qualified to distinguish between truth and imaginative conjectures. But, as someone has so aptly said, “No one is entitled to his own truth.”
The problem with our dogmatism is that it is, in great part, the result of simple human ponderings. Even when we pool our resources and collaborate with those who we perceive are “on the same page,” our collective ability to analyze the necessary data is at best profoundly limited, and certainly biased. Whether working individually or “with the professionals,” we perceive the data and evidence through Tunnel Vision—we only utilize a narrowed spectrum of reality to formulate our opinions and dogmas.
Assuming that you believe in God, I would like to remind you that His scope of understanding is not limited to time because He was here from before the beginning. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1).” Speaking to the Lord, the Psalmist said, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. (Psalm 90:2).”
Neither is God limited by space—He is everywhere present. “The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. (Psalm 33:13–14)” “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)”
Truth is not created, it is discovered. (e.g. 2+2=4 is not a wise man’s invention.) While we should not be dogmatic about our own feeble surmising, we would do well to heed the words of our limitless God, the Author of all truth. Through His Word, we discover truth, and our perspective can be focused—we can have a God’s Eye View of everything important. Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)”